It's a good thing Operation Desert Storm happened when it did.
The U.N. nuclear inspection team in Iraq has now verified that Iraq's nuclear weapons program was far more advanced than we had thought. Saddam Hussein was less than a year away from having an atomic bomb.
I recall state Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) saying during the Gulf War debate that if he were in Congress, he would not have supported Desert Storm at that time because he wanted to wait longer for sanctions to work.
Instead of defeating Iraq with minimal casualties, Hart's strategy would have resulted in a nuclear-armed Iraq capable, with just one Scud missile, of annihilating tens of thousands of Americans and others.
We have absolutely no protection against nuclear ballistic missiles. The SDI would provide that--but Hart is also opposed to SDI.
I'm glad that Hart isn't in Washington.